Additional Programs

First Steps in Music - Bron Lawson - BlueBird Foundation

Bron hosts this session for children 0-5 years old on Mondays from 9.15-12.15am.  First Steps In Music is a music and movement curriculum for teachers of children from birth through the primary years. The key objectives of this music readiness program are to:

  1. teach the music of our heritage to our next generation
  2. incorporate the latest research in musical child development in order to help children become tuneful, beatful and artful

First Steps in Nature - Amelia Carroll - BlueBird Foundation
Amelia hosts this session for children 0-5 years old on Tuesdays from 9.15 - 10.45am.  This program is held outdoors and provides opportunities for children to explore sensory play, outdoor play spaces, exploration of mud, water and climbing trees.  

Just Brass - Liz - The Salvation Army
The Just Brass Program is a music program focused on developing young leaders.  Just Brass provides free individual brass music lessons on a weekly basis at school and also buses students after school each week to The Salvation Army venue where they participat in ensemble rehearsals.  The program is aimed to build confidence and self esteem in students, whilst also improving their ability to thrive in school.   

Singing Links - Lucy Jones - BlueBird Foundation
A comprehensive program of daily singing in the Prep-2 classrooms designed to support students to become tuneful, beatful and artful whilst promoting literacy, numeracy and social outcomes, and enhancing the capabilities of classroom teachers to use music as a tool for learning.  Lucy Jones leads the program in our Prep - 2 classes on Mondays from 9.00-10.00am.

Sunshine Circles Playgroup - Kelly McFarlane & Hayley Davis - Barwon, Child, Youth & Family
Playgroups are a great way for young children to experience new ways of playing and practise interacting with other people. They are also very helpful to connect parents with other families in their community, to create networks, share different experiences and make new friends.

Sunshine Circles Playgroup will be run by Kelly and Hayley on Tuesdays from 1.30pm - 3.00pm at Newcomb Park PS.  This is a  a FREE playgroup for parents and carers of children aged 0-6 years. The group is open to all school and non-school families, and is a fun afternoon of learning and socialising for young children and their families.